Good afternoon, Antioch!
It’s Memorial Day weekend, a time to relax and spend with family and friends. More importantly, it’s also time to reflect on the profound impact, courage, and sacrifices of the men and women who have given their lives in support of our great nation and the lasting legacy they leave behind. Together, we honor their memory and stand united as a grateful community.
If you can, please join me for Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony at the Antioch Hillside Cemetery. The ceremony will be hosted by the Antioch American Legion Post 748 and Antioch VFW Post 4551, starting at 9:00 a.m. A reception with refreshments will follow immediately after the ceremony.
Downtown Park Update: Our Village Board meeting this past Wednesday was canceled, so we’re holding a special meeting this coming Wednesday and I hope to be approving the bid to begin construction of the downtown park! The agenda for the Committee of the Whole and the Village Board meetings is available here: https://www.antioch.il.gov/download/village_board/Agendas/2023/05-31-23-Village-Board-and-COW-Agenda.pdf
The pool opens this weekend! I know a lot of people are excited about the season opening of the Antioch Aqua Center! The pool will be open this weekend, Saturday through Monday, from 12 Noon to 5:00 p.m. for open swimming. Pool passes are available at the pool tomorrow through Monday from 9 a.m. to 12 Noon. For residents, you’ll need to bring a utility bill and picture ID to receive the resident rate. As an extra incentive to buy a pool membership, our Parks Department will be giving away beach balls to the first 50 memberships sold this weekend!
The next Village of Antioch Wine Walk is about a week away! Our Wine Walks seem to grow more popular with each event. The Wine Walks are fun ways to spend time downtown supporting our local business community. Our next Wine Walk, on Saturday, June 3rd, looks to be our best-attended walk in years! If you haven’t got your tickets yet, you better buy them soon. Even though our Parks Department increased capacity for the next Wine Walk, we are almost out of tickets! For tickets, visit the Parks Office at 806 Holbek Drive or buy online at: https://secure.rec1.com/IL/village-of-antioch/catalog/index/d862b33c60f2844d1aa211fed50b0aa6?filter=c2VhcmNoPXdpbmU%3D&fbclid=IwAR2AHtgef7Nrv3dPNBh0MD3ESUeQIw7jOVopXj4ohhViU9rJ-ba_ehRh9cs
Upcoming Village Events:
May 29, 2023, 9 a.m. Antioch Memorial Day Ceremony, Hillside Cemetery
June 3, 2023, 12n – 4 p.m. – Summer Wine Walk
June 8, 2023, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Farmers Market Kickoff
June 8, 2023, 6 p.m. – It’s Thursday concert series kickoff with US99 and Rodney Atkins
June 11, 2023, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Food Truck FEASTival on Toft
I hope your weekend is enjoyable and fun, and your Memorial Day is meaningful.
Scott J. Gartner
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